A Sweet Diaspora Song. Paths of Jewish Music in America. Performance by Michael Alpert in conversation with Francesco Spagnolo

Introduction by Mark Slobin
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:30pm to 2:30pm
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Presented in association with the 28th Jewish Music Festival, this performance by Michael Alpert, instrumentalist, singer, dancer, composer, songwriter and ethnographer, will thrill music lovers of all stripes.

Alpert is one of the leading figures in the world scene of Jewish music, and in this performance-conversation with musicologist and The Magnes curator Francesco Spagnolo, he will retrace the salient moments of his musical path, including Yiddish culture in California, the rise of Klezmer music since the 1970s, the collaboration with violinist Itzhak Perlman, the immigration of Soviet Jews to America, and the resurgence of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe.


Closing Program for the 28th Jewish Music Festival.

The performance is free and open to the public.


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